Los Angeles Chamber Singers
Spring Festival 2013 - Crazy Love
Wednesday, June 19th, at 7:30 PM
Mayman Hall at Colburn School
LOS ANGELES CHAMBER SINGERS SEXTET
Peter Rutenberg • Music Director
Mark Sumner • Associate Director
Susan Judy • Adriana Manfredi • Fletcher Sheridan
Tim Gonzales • Rich Brunner • Mark Sumner
16th Century Madrigals of Love, Lust, and Longing
A virtuoso collection of madrigals and part-songs from 16th-century Europe for four, five and six voices – the first of two programs in our Spring Festival 2013 — recalls the gamut of expression on the topics of love, lust, and longing, as well as gossip, messy break-ups, and — with three excerpts from The Triumphs of Oriana — a glorious homage to Queen Elizabeth I as the grand finale. As an added bonus, three motets written in a 'madrigalian' style comprise the centerpiece of the program, with music by Orlandus Lassus (In hora ultima and Timor et tremor) and Salamone Rossi (Psalm 128). The unmistakeable elegance, wit and charm for which the Renaissance is justly famed casts each of these works in high relief. Thomas Morley, John Wilbye, Michael East, Thomas Weelkes, Claude Le Jeune, Claudio Monteverdi, Lassus, Pierre Certon, Orazio Vecchi, George Kirbye, and George Marson are the featured composers.
EAST Quick, quick, away, dispatch / No haste but good a 6
LASSUS Gallans qui par terre et mer a 4
MONTEVERDI Sí, ch'io vorrei morire a 5
WEELKES Mars in a fury a 6
WILBYE Flora gave me fairest flowers a 5
MONTEVERDI Io mi son giovinetta a 5
MORLEY Lady, those cherries plenty a 5
LE JEUNE Revecy venir du printans a 5
LASSUS Ich waiss mir ein Meidlein a 4
CERTON Je ne l'ose dire a 4
VECCHI So ben mi ch'a bon tempo a 4
KIRBYE With Angel's face and brightness a 6
MARSON The nymphs and shepherds danced a 5
MORLEY Hard by a crystal fountain a 6
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